Saturday, 4 January 2014

:) Find my illustration embroidery-Life in sepia -in this months Mollie Mag. Inside is a tutorial and Monique drawn template to help you create your own retro stitch-drawn camera art work.

Friday, 27 December 2013

A big thank you to the talented and generous Bee Smith- Milliner for lending me her magical studio to photograph my art work. My illustration camera stitch project is soon to be seen in Mollie Makes Magazine.  Thanks Beep, Yippeee xx

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

I created a how-to Illustration/Embroidery project for Crafty Magazine. Stitch guide, hand drawn template and steps included. See images below for a taste of the project. Featured in Crafty Magazine, page 55, available  NOW in stores. To buy in the UK check WHSmiths or for international sales check 
Monique Jivram for Crafty Mag. Illustration-Embroidery.
Crafty Magazine featuring Monique Jivram
Crafty Magazine featuring Monique Jivram

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Time’s a-ticking. Free embroidery template.

I thought I would draw and share a free embroidery pattern with you.

Click here for a high resolution version of ‘Time's a Ticking

Small print:
This pattern is created by Monique Jivram © It is for personal use only. I release this artwork under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.2.0 UK: England & Wales License/ Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

You may freely use and enjoy the embroidery template as many times as you like but….. please follow this two rules:
1.    Give me credit (a link back is always appreciated- that way, everyone else knows they can use it too).
2.    Don’t make a profit off any use or modification of my work.

Thank you for respecting my licensing. By using this pattern you are agreeing to all the legal restrictions regarding this pattern.  Aside from that….. I really really really hope you enjoy and feel super inspired by the template.


P.s. If you really want to use this artwork to make a profit please talk to me and maybe we can work something out so that everybody wins.  Should you want to tell a friend or show me what you do with it, please do as that’s super inspiring.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

This week and last week I was invited to showcase my work at John Lewis, Kingston-upon-Thames for British Craft and Design month 2013.

A few pictures from the showcases:


Monday, 18 March 2013

My studio

This weekend I had a studio spring clean. As everything was a little bit tidier I thought it might be nice to share some studio photos with you.

This is where I draw:

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sad news for London's Covent Garden.

The Dover book shop will be closing in March. The Dover Bookshop has been a huge source of inspiration to many designers specialising in royalty free images and will be closing after 27-years in Earlham Street.

Julie Verhoeven, Paul Smith and even Vivienne Westwood have used Dover pictures in their work. Artist Stanley Donwood also made use of Dover imagery in the title graphic on the cover of Thom Yorke's album, The Eraser.

It’s hard to miss with its bright yellow frontage and sign featuring a design donated by the artist Eduardo Paolozzi, a long-time fan of the shop. A treasure of a shop that is really worth checking out before it disappears.

For now, the Dover Bookshop is running a closing down sale, with 20% off all Dover titles in the shop or a 10% discount online (with free P&P).

Best of luck to Tim and all his staff at the shop.

The Dover Bookshop is at 18 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LG